These Precious Days: Essays

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The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. "The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman—Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki—with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark—and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time. © 2021 HarperAudio (Ljudbok): 9780063092815

These Precious Days: Essays

44 Recensioner

4.7

Längd
11T 14min
Språk
Engelska
Format
Kategori

Biografier

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. "The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman—Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki—with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark—and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time. © 2021 HarperAudio (Ljudbok): 9780063092815

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  • Екатерина

    30 nov. 2021

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    Живые, смешные и грустные одновременно эссе о том, как мы живем здесь и сейчас

  • Angeline

    10 juli 2022

      Soms geweldig, soms tenenkrommend

    • Johanna

      10 mars 2022

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      thanks for the wonderful story. In my mind I turn again and again to the chapter where You wetalk about the people who are always guiding you, like when you are sent back to get something that is not there.

    • Ailin

      20 jan. 2023

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      An all time favourite essay collection!

    • Gulin

      4 okt. 2022

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      About life… from the magnifient pen (and voice) of Ann Patchett ❤️

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    • Екатерина

      30 nov. 2021

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      Живые, смешные и грустные одновременно эссе о том, как мы живем здесь и сейчас

    • Angeline

      10 juli 2022

        Soms geweldig, soms tenenkrommend

      • Johanna

        10 mars 2022

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          Mysig
          Häpnadsväckande

        thanks for the wonderful story. In my mind I turn again and again to the chapter where You wetalk about the people who are always guiding you, like when you are sent back to get something that is not there.

      • Ailin

        20 jan. 2023

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          Smart
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        An all time favourite essay collection!

      • Gulin

        4 okt. 2022

          Bladvändare
          Inspirerande
          Smart
          Hjärtevärmande
          Mysig

        About life… from the magnifient pen (and voice) of Ann Patchett ❤️

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